Rebellion on a daily basis

Man on Wire is a film I just got around to seeing and it was quite a thrill. The French high-wire artist Philippe Petit re-invented himself with each event or performance. In the artist’s case, each painting redefines her.

“You have to exercise rebellion. To refuse to tape yourself to the rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge. Then you will live your life on the tightrope.”

All images © 2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris Images & Magnolia Pictures / Icon Film Distribution

A few new paintings –

Forest. Oil on canvas 24″x18″, 2010.

December Trees. Oil on canvas, 12″x9″ 2010.

Bluebird. Oil on canvas, 12″x9″ 2010.

Nine Trees. Acrylic on paper, 11″x15″ 2010.

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2 Responses to Rebellion on a daily basis

  1. Helen says:

    Never saw that film. But love your new paintings. Are you familiar with the work of Frank Auerbach? My husbands thinks he’s great. These pieces remind me of some of the works I have seen of Auerbach’s.

  2. V says:

    Helen, thanks – Auerbach is a favorite of mine, especially his portraits.

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